Oops-it's not rice-Soup

Beth M.

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@BakinTime

A rice dish was planned and it resulted in orzo, then into a chicken stir-fry, and today it's a soup.

When I reached for rice, I took down a jar of orzo, and I cooked it and noticed it was not rice. The recipe was for Rice with cilantro and lime juice, with squash served on top. I cooked chicken in a stir-fry method, added the veggies and served them on top of orzo.

This morning I combined chicken broth with all, and it became soup! I learned from mom, nothing goes to waste, and this is really delicious soup.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
garlic
2 c
water
1 c
orzo (thought it was rice)
1/2 tsp
salt
1
lime, squeezed
1/4 c
minced fresh cilantro
2 medium
summer squash, cut into large chunks
2 medium
zucchini squash, cut into large chunks
3 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat olive oil in a large skilled, add chunks of chicken and stir often, add minced garlic and cook a few minutes more, until chicken is golden brown on all sides.
2
Meanwhile cook the orzo, I used a steamer, but it can be boiled.
I used a steamer, but you can boil the chunks of squash separately, for perhaps twenty minutes. Drain thoroughly.
3
Combine the orzo, lime juice and cilantro.
Stir the butter and brown sugar into the squash and mash it a little, add veggies to the chicken.
*NOTE: I served the squash and chicken over the orzo the first meal. In the morning I took what was left and combined this with the chicken broth and heated it to make a delicious hot soup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy